links/enlaces, etc.

Many museums have textile collections
that include shawls from Europe,
India/Kashmir and China.
If you are ever in Madrid, be sure to visit the Museo de Traje.
They always have
a few wonderful antique mantones de Manila (Chinese embroidered shawls)
on display.

Some of the museums in
Seville like the
Museo de Artes y
costumbres populares de Sevilla

also display mantones.
Here is a portal to museums in Andalucía.

The Museu Textil i d'Indumentaria
in Barcelona also has a collection
of antique mantones de Manila.

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
in Santa Fe, New Mexico
has also shawls. Back in the summer of 2004, there was an exhibit of Mantones de Manila.

The Peabody Essex Museum,
16 miles north of Boston, at 137 Essex St. in historic Salem, Massachusetts has a great collection of Chinese Export Art. They have a collection of Chinese embroidered shawls, but not always displayed. The museum owns an incredible Chinese embroidered shawl that onced belonged to Queen Victoria.

The Victoria and Albert Museum
in London, in their vast collections, has a great collection of shawls including samples of Chinese embroidered ones. (Visit this page to see somone's pictures of one of the museum's Chinese shawls:

New Shawls

Here is the website of Angeles Espinar, one of the leading manton designer/maker in Spain.

The Forondas are well-known makers of shawls in Seville. Here are some links.
Bordados Foronda
Juan Foronda

Artesanía Textil
has a variety of embroidered shawls and mantillas.
Check out the desfiles section with pictures of models with new and old shawls.

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news and events
of interest:

Exhibit in Manila.
Draped in Silk: The Journey of the Manton de Manila
Story of a 16th century precious cargo, of Chinese silk embroidery, of maritime trade between Asia and Europe
With sections on the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade and Philippine embroidery traditions, contemporary works by 18 artists and designers from various creative disciplines.
3/F Cone Room and Bridgeway Gallery

July 1, 2009 - December 29, 2009

Yuchengco Museum

RCBC Plaza
Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues
Makati City 1200

Tel: (632) 889.1234
Fax: (632) 887.5144


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See available shawls from:

flamenco dance
performances with shawls

Sevillanas con mantón

View Sevillanas
danced with a mantón:

Actuación Enguera
Sevillanas con mantón

Soleá del mantón

Baile con mantón

Delia/Romance de la pena negra-
Et Les Pleurs
Baile con mantón

Baile en Almería
Baile con mantón

How to dance with
a small shawl/Flamenco
(In English)

Compañía Felix Amador
Baile con mantón

excerpts from the famous zarzuela
La verbena de la paloma
¿Dónde vas con mantón
de Manila?

Dónde vas con mantón
de Manila?

La verbena de la paloma

Enlaces (Connections That Bind Us)
El Mantón de Manila

presented by

La Peña Cultural Center
in collaboration with
Gabriela Shiroma (CulturARTE), Carayan Press, PAWA, Inc.,
Community Music Center-San Francisco

Saturday, February 20, 2010
8:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California

Through story, music and dance, this program will explore
the cultural links that developed  during the Spanish colonial period,
highlighting the silk embroidered shawl or mantón de Manila
as a cultural link connecting  the Philippines, Mexico, Peru and  Spain.

María de la Rosa & Rudy Figueroa - Mexican Dance
Parangal Dance Company - Philippine Folk Dance
Theresa Calpotura-Classical Guitar
Asociación Cultural Kanchis - Peruvian Dance
De Rompe y Raja - Afro-Peruvian Cultural Association
Javier Trujillo - Peruvian Guitar
Virginia Iglesias - Flamenco Dance
Jorge Liceaga - Spanish Guitar
Edwin Lozada - Poetry
Paul Flores - Narrator
Exhibition of Mantones de Manila -
Courtesy of Edwin Lozada (Carayan Press)

Youtube: Desfile de mantones de Manila from the above show.
Copyright © 2010, Carayan Press

El salón de los mantones / A shawl collective